Posts Categorized: Genocide

The Moscow Patriarchate and the Persecuted Church in the Middle East

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) delivered a speech at Keston College on November 1, 2014, highlighting the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in bringing support to Middle Eastern Christians threatened with genocide: “I have found in the Middle East that persecuted Christians view the US and its western allies very differently… Read more »

Pope Francis: “Genocide” of Middle East Christians Must End!

Pope Francis has called for an end to the genocide of Christians in the Middle East. “Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” Pope Francis said in a speech in… Read more »

Former President of Lebanon: “Start Thinking the Unthinkable”

Middle East Christians face “the Specter of Genocide” on eve of UN Security Council deliberations BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,” Amine Gemayel warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a public lecture at Boston College, the former president of Lebanoncalled 2014 “a year… Read more »

Cengiz Aktar: Turkish State Increasingly “Schizophrenic” on Religious Minorities

Turkish Scholar Sees Growing Awareness in Turkey of Genocidal Past ZURICH, April 1 – The Turkish scholar and journalist, Prof. Cengiz Aktar, sees a Turkish state policy towards religious minorities that is “schizophrenic.” Speaking at a CSI event in Zurich on the 1st of April, Aktar observed that Turkey’s Islamist government has loosened the state’s… Read more »

New Report: Islamic State Guilty of “Genocide”

“Information exists which would support a prima facie case that ISIS forces have committed the crime of genocide against religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq.” – Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul, Minority Rights Group International, Institute of International Law and Human Rights, No Peace Without Justice and the Unrepresented… Read more »

ForeignPolicy.com: “The Real War on Christianity”

ForeignPolicy.com’s new story on the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians in Iraq and Syria notes that CSI was among the first NGOs to warn of the threat: Christian Solidarity International, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of religious persecution, issued a “genocide warning” for religious minorities in the Middle East as early as 2011,… Read more »

Turkish Scholar: Modern Turkey’s National Struggles Rooted in Genocide Denial

At CSI co-sponsored event, Taner Akcam argues “Republic of Turkey Owes Existence to Extermination of Christians” BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2014 “Modern Turkey is constructed on top of the denial” of the 1914-1918 Ottoman Genocide, the renowned Turkish Scholar Taner Akcam argued at a recent CSI co-sponsored lecture at Boston College. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) today… Read more »